31 Mar 2017

Encryption Won’t Stop Your Internet Provider From Spying on You

“Earlier this month, a lobby group for major internet providers like Comcast and Verizon attacked a set of online-privacy regulations they believe are too strict. In a filing to the Federal Communication Commission, the group argued providers should be able to sell customers’ internet history without the customers’ permission, because that information

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31 Mar 2017

New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack

“Researchers have spotted a new Mirai variant in the wild that is better at launching application layer attacks; other researchers spotted a new Cerber ransomware variant that can evade machine learning.” Source: New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack against a U.S. college | Computerworld

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30 Mar 2017

Top general: ISIS ‘extraordinarily savvy’ in cyber

“A top U.S. general says the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is ‘extraordinarily savvy’ in using cyber capabilities, but the military is making gains against the group in cyberspace.” Source: Top general: ISIS ‘extraordinarily savvy’ in cyber | TheHill

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29 Mar 2017

90 percent of federal cyber budget used for offensive ops

“Across the federal government, about 90 percent of all spending on cyber programs is dedicated to offensive efforts, including penetrating the computer systems of adversaries, listening to communications and developing the means to disable or degrade infrastructure, senior intelligence officials told Reuters.” Source: 90 percent of federal cyber budget used

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29 Mar 2017

Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: U.S. official

“The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was ‘state-sponsored,’ an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday.” Source: Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: U.S. official | Reuters

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28 Mar 2017

FBI Warns Medical Offices: Exposed FTP Servers are a Target

“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is telling medical and dental offices to lock down any File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers in their environments, warning that cyber criminals are searching for exposed FTP servers as a pathway to sensitive networks and protected health information (PHI).” Source: FBI Warns Medical Offices: Exposed

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27 Mar 2017

This Is How Russian Hackers Will Attack the US Next

“Russia has been the subject of much American press speculation this spring, as questions and suspicions swirl regarding its involvement in alleged hacks during the U.S. presidential election. While the details of these specific attacks remain unclear, what is clear is the danger posed by the superpower’s well-established hacking prowess. The question is

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22 Mar 2017

(LEAD) S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

“Hacking attempts on the South Korean military’s computer networks have markedly increased this month amid strained ties with China and North Korea’s continued belligerence, the defense authorities said Tuesday.” Source: (LEAD) S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

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20 Mar 2017

Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in ‘Vault 7’ Leak

“Cisco has warned customers that the Vault 7 files obtained by WikILeaks contain information on a critical vulnerability affecting many of the company’s switches. Patches are not available, but Cisco has provided some mitigation advice.” Source: Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in ‘Vault 7’ Leak | SecurityWeek.Com

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20 Mar 2017

How Russia adapted KGB ‘active measures’ to cyber operations, Part I

“When referring to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media often refers to Russian hacking, information warfare or influence operations. But the title of Monday’s hearing references ‘active measures.’” Source: How Russia adapted KGB ‘active measures’ to cyber operations, Part I – Fifth Domain | Cyber

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